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One of the new cardinals named by Pope Francis is Archbishop Gerald Lacroix of Quebec City. The 56 year old prelate was appointed to Quebec City in 2011, succeeding Cardinal Marc Ouellet was was asked to run the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops. Cardinal-designate Lacroix was born in Saint Hilaire de Dorset, Quebec, and spent a ...read more
An integral part of any successful pilgrimage is that moment of self-doubt when you ask yourself, “What have I gotten myself into?” This was a question often uttered along the route of the Camino de Santiago in Spain, which I walked last fall. On the rough days, as we shuffled along the seemingly interminable path, ...read more
Here’s a reflection I wrote on August 26, 2008 on the catechesis given by Cardinal Mario Bergoglio (now, Pope Francis) at the 2008 International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City. Seems incredible that he is now the Pope! To read Cardinal Bergoglio’s Catechesis text, visit the Vatican website. This may come out sounding a bit complicated, ...read more
On the June 8 edition of Perspectives: The Weekly Edition, Pedro plays devil’s advocate and asks Fr. Kevin Doran, Secretary General of the 2012 International Eucharistic Congress, why we should go to Ireland to attend. Some people think it’s a World Youth Day for adults, but is that accurate? Tune in to find out why this ...read more
They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” (Lk 24:32) Ever considered attending an International Eucharistic Congress? You should. As we journey through life,  not unlike the disciples on the road to Emmaus we find ourselves ...read more
The Roman Curia has always had a distinctly Italian composition. But under the pontificate of Benedict XVI, several non-Italians have assumed key posts in the central government of the Catholic Church. One of those prelates is Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, formerly the Archbishop of Quebec and now the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and ...read more